Thursday, January 06, 2005 "Concerns as nations scramble to top tsunami charity charts

JAKARTA : The world's richest nations, and a few of its poorest, are falling over each other to offer the largest pledges for tsunami victims, but there are fears the rather unseemly bidding war will fail to produce actual aid.

With almost four billion dollars already promised for victims of the disaster which killed more than 146,000 people on shorelines around the Indian Ocean, the relief effort seems on track. "


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